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Meaningful Work Experience through King’s Internships

Undertaking meaningful work experience is an excellent way to focus your career ideas, whilst also enabling you to apply the knowledge gained from your studies or interests, develop your professional network and enhance your employability. 

Through King's Internships, we equip students to action their own meaningful work through a variety of online tools, networks and events providing invaluable exploration of different roles and industries, building your knowledge, attributes and skills which help you stand out to employers.

Some students will also be able to access curated co-curricular programmes - from work shadowing to summer internships across a range of industries, and specific support for under-represented groups in higher education.

  • We offer resources on finding, preparing, and applying for a wide range of meaningful work opportunities
  • We provide opportunities for you to network with professionals and industry experts in our many events
  • We partner with a variety of employers to offer bespoke programmes exclusively for King’s students

Our programme portfolio

We offer King's students a range of programmes, often providing bespoke opportunities within or alongside your programme here in the UK, online and internationally.

Aimed at undergraduate students from groups who may face additional challenges to accessing graduate work, including students with disabilities, from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and from minority ethnic groups.

Students enrolled on Springboard or Advance have access to an exclusive e-learning course, employer interactions, and ringfenced internships paid at London Living Wage or above.

Explore our Advance & Springboard Programmes (KEATS)

Our Insights Programme provides you with experiences to support your career decision-making.

From virtual work simulations to projects and work shadowing, you will be able to Focus your knowledge, attributes and skills, meeting professionals and working collaboratively with other students through immersive opportunities.

Explore our Insights Programme (KEATS)

Increasing numbers of students also have the option to gain academic credit through the completion of an internship as part of an accredited internship module within their programme.

This is supported by dedicated Internship Convenors in your department and our Accredited Internships Programme.

Explore our Accredited Internships Programme (KEATS)

Exclusively available to PhD students and researchers, these six to nine month part-time internships directly support the work of Parliamentarians in the House of Lords and are designed to give participants a direct insight into working in policy.

We work with departments and faculties across King's, including King's Business School, the Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies and Department of Geography to help develop and curate their own internship delivery in cities around the world.

The King's Host Agreement

If you're doing an internship or placement whilst studying at King's, you may be requested to complete a host agreement between you, your host and King's College London.

King's has an approved tripartite agreement (the King's Host Agreement) which satisfies our legal and regulatory requirements for students undertaking an opportunity whilst they are a student of the university.

A variation is also available for recent graduates, where we will confirm your status as a recently graduated student of the university, but confirms we cannot be responsible for anything else.

Full documentation, instructions and the Agreement can be found via the links below together with the latest information on any restrictions or adjustments which may be in place.

You are eligible to use the King's Host Agreement if you are:

  • A currently registered student at King's College London, whose formal student status is retained until after the commencement of the relevant opportunity.
  • Enrolled in a programme of at least six months in length (either full-time or part-time)
  • Prospective students and offer holders are not eligible to to use the King's Host Agreement, neither are alumni of the institution who completed their course more than two years (24 months) ago.

    King's is unable to sign Agreements provided by employers directly - these will be rejected.

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